Labour and the Resurgence of the Italian Confederal Unions: Will it Last?

International Institute for Labour Studies Working Paper No. 144

26 Pages Posted: 30 May 2003

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Lucio Baccaro

International Institute for Labour Studies

Mimmo Carrieri

University of Teramo

Cesare Damiano

Democratici di Sinistra

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This paper seeks to explain the political renaissance of the Italian confederal unions in the 1990s by linking it to a combination of essentially three factors: the opening up of new opportunities in the political sphere, unity of action among the three major confederations, and a series of organizational reforms that increased the unions' capacity for encompassing, inclusive representation. If the main determinants of the Italian unions' renaissance are to be found in the political sphere, it is from this sphere, according to the authors, that the major challenges for the future are likely to emerge. In particular, the resurfacing of competition among the three major confederations could make it increasingly difficult for the Italian unions to speak with a single voice not just in the political, but also in the economic sphere.

Keywords: Labour and Society, Lucio Baccaro, Mimmo Carrieri, Cesare Damiano, Labour and The resurgence of the Italian Confederal Unions: Will it last

Suggested Citation

Baccaro, Lucio and Carrieri, Mimmo and Damiano, Cesare, Labour and the Resurgence of the Italian Confederal Unions: Will it Last? (2002). International Institute for Labour Studies Working Paper No. 144. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=366741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.366741

Lucio Baccaro (Contact Author)

International Institute for Labour Studies ( email )

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Mimmo Carrieri

University of Teramo ( email )

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64100 Teramo
Italy

Cesare Damiano

Democratici di Sinistra ( email )

Rome
Italy

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